ERG professor Dan Kammen and ERG PhD student Valeri Vasquez will be part of the live broadcast “Climate Change and COVID-19: Can this crisis shift the paradigm?” airing Monday, April 27 12–1 p.m. (Pacific).
“In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global economy is skidding into recession. Reduced consumption and transportation also mean reduced CO2 emissions. From India to China to the United States, skies are blue and the air is cleaner and healthier in cities than it has been for years. The pandemic has caused seismic shifts in how we produce and consume goods and could open a path to a more sustainable future. Or, government bailouts and investments could double down on the fossil fuel economy, and set back efforts to avoid catastrophic climate change. This conversation will feature Berkeley researchers discussing the science and policy behind CO2 emissions and opportunities for a different path forward.”
To watch the live broadcast, click here.